For the sweet love of god... Stay where you are.... I'm gonna guess NY???
The Chicago nursing market that was WIDE open two years ago has dried right up as numerous nurses from rust belt Midwestern cities flock to the last remaining stronghold in the region...
This combined with an influx of foreign nurses and the 20+++ nursing schools
in the region has caused wages in the Chicago area to stagnate. The "nursing shortage" was over a long time ago here. Many new grads that I know took positions in suburban hospitals and reverse commute from the city or took positions on units they initially had no interest in.
There are hospitals that still take new grads in the ER including some listed by posts above, but honestly, due to the trends I've discussed many new grad ER positions are in hospitals that, quite frankly, suck. Ex. Weiss, Swedish Covenant and basically any Res. Hospital.
At the "nice"/ "trendy" hospitals... Ex. Northwestern, Rush... You may have a tough time, however they do have one thing going and that's a high rate of turnover.
Why, oh, why can't more 20-something nurses move to San Diego??